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palak mushroom recipe with step by step photos – a healthy and delicious curry recipe made with spinach and mushrooms (khumbh). the combination of mushroom and palak goes very well for us as we are fond of both palak and mushrooms.

palak mushroom recipe, palak mushroom gravy recipe

i love to include greens in my diet. fenugreek, spinach and amaranth are my favorite greens to experiment. i try various combination of these greens like:

palak mushroom is delicious as well as an easy recipe to make. it is like having palak paneer and we have just replaced paneer with mushroom.

this palak mushroom recipe goes well with rotis, naan or rice. here i served with palak mushroom with homemade whole wheat naans.

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palak mushroom

4.78 from 9 votes
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:45 mins
Course:main course
Cuisine:north indian
Servings (change the number to scale):3 to 4
palak mushroom recipe, spinach mushroom recipe
palak mushroom gravy recipe - easy and delish spinach mushroom curry.

INGREDIENTS FOR palak mushroom

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

for spinach puree

  • 250 grams palak OR 5 cups roughly chopped palak (spinach)
  • 1 green chili - roughly chopped (hari mirch)
  • ½ inch ginger - roughly chopped (adrak)
  • 1 or 2 garlic cloves - roughly chopped (lahsun)

other ingredients for palak mushroom

  • 200 to 250 grams mushrooms OR 2 cups chopped mushrooms (khumbh)
  • 1 medium onion OR ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 medium tomato OR ½ cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • ½ inch ginger - finely chopped OR 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger (adrak)
  • 2 to 3 garlic - finely chopped OR 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic (lahsun)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon kasuri methi, crushed (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • ⅔ to ¾ cup water or add as required
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon cream
  • salt as required

whole spices for palak mushroom curry

  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 inch cinnamon (dalchini)
  • 2 green cardamoms (choti elachi)
  • 3 to 4 cloves (lavang)
  • 1 tejpatta (indian bay leaf)
  • 1 black cardamom (badi elachi)

HOW TO MAKE palak mushroom

making palak puree

  • rinse the palak or spinach leaves (250 grams) very well in running water. just chop roughly and keep aside. 250 grams spinach gives about 5 cups roughly chopped spinach.
  • boil 3 cups water in a pan or microwave or electric heater. if using an electric heater, then pour the hot water in a bowl. add ¼ tsp salt to the hot water and stir.
  • then add the palak leaves in the hot water. close with a lid and let the palak leaves sit in the water for 2-3 mins.
  • strain the palak leaves. keep the stock aside as we can use later. immediately add the strained palak leaves in a bowl containing cold water. water in which some ice cubes are added. just add 8 to 10 ice cubes to 3 cups water to get cold water. allow the spinach leaves to be in the cold water for a minute or two.
  • now add the spinach leaves in a blender or grinder along with a chopped green chili, 1/2 inch ginger (chopped) and 1 or 2 garlic (chopped).
  • blend to a smooth puree. no need to add water while blending. keep the puree aside.

making palak mushroom gravy

  • in a pan or kadai/wok heat 2 tbsp oil. then add the whole spices - 1/2 tsp cumin seeds/jeera, 1 inch cinnamon, 2 green cardamoms, 3 to 4 cloves, 1 tejpatta/indian bay leaf & 1 black cardamom. saute for some seconds till the spices become fragrant.
  • then add 1/2 cup finely chopped onion.
  • saute till the onions start becoming golden.
  • then add each 1 tsp chopped ginger and garlic. saute till their raw aroma goes away.
  • now add 1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes.
  • saute the tomatoes till they soften completely and you see oil releasing from the sides of the mixture. takes about 2 to 3 minutes on a low to medium flame.
  • add 2 cups chopped mushrooms. stir them well.
  • when sauting the mushrooms, in the beginning you will them releasing a lot of water.
  • continue to saute till all the water dries up and the mushrooms start turning light golden around the edges.
  • add 1 tsp kasuri methi which has been crushed. stir.
  • then add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp red chili powder and 1/4 tsp garam masala powder.
  • stir very well again so that the spices get incorporated evenly in the mushroom mixture.
  • add the spinach puree. stir again.
  • now add 2/3 to 3/4 cup water. you can adjust the amount of water as required. season with salt.
  • stir and bring palak mushroom curry to a simmer on a low to medium flame for 6 to 7 minutes.
  • now add 2 to 3 tbsp fresh cream. the cream can be low fat or whipping cream.
  • stir the palak mushroom gravy very well so that the cream is mixed evenly in it and then switch off the flame. check the taste and add more salt or red chili powder or garam masala powder if required.
  • serve palak mushroom hot with some naan, tandoori rotis, steamed rice, jeera rice or veg pulao.
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preparation to make palak mushroom recipe

1. rinse the palak or spinach leaves (250 grams) very well in running water. just chop roughly and keep aside. 250 grams spinach gives about 5 cups of roughly chopped spinach.

rinse palak for palak mushroom recipe

2. boil 3 cups water in a pan or microwave or electric heater. if using an electric heater, then pour the hot water in a bowl. add ¼ tsp salt to the hot water and stir.

hot water for palak mushroom recipe

3. then add the palak leaves in the hot water. close with a lid and let the palak leaves sit in the water for 2-3 mins. strain the palak leaves. keep the stock aside as we can use it later.

palak leaves to make palak mushroom recipe

4. immediately add the strained palak leaves in a bowl containing cold water. to get cold water just add 8 to 10 ice cubes in 3 cups water. allow the spinach leaves to be in the cold water for a minute or two. then strain them again.

palak leaves to make palak mushroom recipe

5. now add the spinach leaves in a blender or grinder along with a chopped green chili, ½ inch ginger (chopped) and 1 or 2 garlic cloves (chopped).

blending palak leaves - palak mushroom recipe

6. blend to a smooth puree. no need to add water while blending. keep the puree aside.

palak puree for palak mushroom recipe

making palak mushroom

7. in a pan or kadai/wok heat 2 tbsp oil. then add the whole spices – ½ tsp cumin seeds/jeera, 1 inch cinnamon, 2 green cardamoms, 3 to 4 cloves, 1 tejpatta/indian bay leaf & 1 black cardamom. saute for some seconds till the spices become fragrant.

spices for palak mushroom recipe

8. then add ½ cup finely chopped onion.

onions for palak mushroom recipe

9. saute till the onions start becoming golden.

onions for palak mushroom recipe

10. then add 1 tsp finely chopped ginger and 1 tsp finely chopped garlic. saute till their raw aroma goes away.

ginger for palak mushroom recipe

11. now add ½ cup finely chopped tomatoes.

tomatoes for palak mushroom recipe

12. saute the tomatoes till they soften completely and you see oil releasing from the sides of the mixture. takes about 2 to 3 minutes on a low to medium flame.

tomatoes for palak mushroom recipe

13. add 2 cups chopped or sliced mushrooms.

mushrooms for palak mushroom recipe

14. stir them well.

stir mushrooms - palak mushroom recipe

15. when sauteing the mushrooms, in the beginning you will them releasing a lot of water.

sauteing mushrooms for palak mushroom recipe

16. continue to saute till all the water dries up and the mushrooms start turning light golden around the edges.

sauteing mushrooms for palak mushroom recipe

17. add 1 tsp kasuri methi which has been crushed. stir.

kasuri methi for palak mushroom recipe

18. next add ¼ tsp turmeric powder, ½ tsp red chili powder and ¼ tsp garam masala powder.

spices for palak mushroom recipe

19. stir very well again so that the ground spices get incorporated evenly in the mushroom mixture.

stir palak mushroom masala

20. add the spinach puree.

spinach puree for palak mushroom recipe

21. stir again.

stir palak mushroom recipe

22. now add ⅔ to ¾ cup water. you can adjust the amount of water as required.

water for palak mushroom recipe

23. season with salt.

salt for palak mushroom recipe

24. stir and bring palak mushroom curry to a simmer on a low to medium flame for 6 to 7 minutes.

simmer - palak mushroom gravy recipe

25. now add 2 to 3 tbsp fresh cream. the cream can be low fat or whipping cream.

cream for palak mushroom curry recipe

26. stir palak mushroom gravy very well so that the cream is mixed evenly in it and then switch off the flame. check the taste and add more salt or red chili powder or garam masala powder if required.

preparing palak mushroom gravy recipe

27. serve palak mushroom hot with some rotis, naan, tandoori roti, steamed rice, jeera rice or veg pulao.

palak mushroom recipe, palak mushroom gravy recipe

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36 comments/reviews

  1. Palak Mushroom was excellent. I have tried many recipes from vegrecipesofindia and loved them all. Apart from taste, what appeals is that all recipes have easily available ingredients and the detailed instructions. Thank you vegrecipesofidia.5 stars

  2. Disclaimer: Do not browse this website just before lunchtime when your stomach is rumbling with hunger!
    Everything here looks so delicious! Keep the recipes coming! 😀 Haven’t tried this recipe yet but I’m giving it 4 stars anyway!4 stars

  3. I love you reciepies. All are easy to cook. Specilly recipies are beutifully explained in pictures.

  4. Excellent! Actually, all the recipes on this site are very good. Made this many times and enjoyed it every time. Thank you.5 stars

  5. Amazing recipe. I added little bit of milk(2 tsp) I wanted to add cream but didn’t have it .
    I had it with Roties.5 stars

  6. awesome n easy receipies.. I made kadai mushrooms n butter naan first time, and now enjoying the combo
    🙂5 stars

  7. Hi Dassana,
    Simply delicious is the word that comes to my mind right now after trying this recipe just now. This is my 6th attempt on a different recipe and as I mentioned in my earlier feedback 100/100.
    Keep up the good work.

    Thanks5 stars

  8. I am looking for a mushroom saag recipe that is tomato based. My daughter had in college at a Indian restaurant and would like to make it

  9. Awesome Dish. In this week-end I planned to prepare palak mushroom. I bookmarked this link to my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Hi. I tried this yesterday, it was awesome. I didn’t blanch the spinach though, I pureed it raw. Also while adding the flour, I made a medium thick paste of the chickpea flour in small amount of water and added this paste in the boiling gravy while continuously stirring. This helps in eliminating formation of lumps of the flour. Keep it up!5 stars

    • thanks akansha. the way you made the paste, can also be done. if the gram flour is sprinkled all over the curry, then the lumps are not formed. if just sprinkled in one spot or place, then lumps may form.

  11. I just did it and it was sooo good! Thank you. I used 4 tbsp of tomato sauce and a chickpea/corn flour blend… just because I fet like it lol. Next time I will try adding more spinach 🙂

  12. Mushroom saag and mikePalak paneerare my two favorite Indian dishes. I am going to use your recipe this Thursday night. Thanks so much.